Emergency Management has two roles in the City of Lansing. On a day to day basis we work to prepare emergency responders, businesses and citizens for disaster.
When disaster strikes, Emergency Management becomes a coordinating agency, bringing together those with a stake in the emergency response and in community recovery to make the most effective disaster response possible.
Every disaster is a local disaster. Regardless of how widespread it is, or how many state or federal resources may be used, the City of Lansing is always responsible for disaster response within its borders.
Lansing Fire is the lead agency that operates the Emergency Management Division. During any major incident an impact and threat assessment is determined. Resources are coordinated and acted upon. This can include determination of need for local, statewide and national resources. EMD personnel are active in preplanning. This includes frequent contact with business, media and multiple community organizations. Should action need to be taken they are ready to coordinate resources and insure release of public information as fast as possible.